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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman's own life came... Read More

BornWalter Whitman
May 31, 1819
West Hills, New York, U.S.
DiedMarch 26, 1892 (aged 72)
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
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